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Power surge on hard drive

Hi i put the wrong charger to a maxtor 32o gig external hard drive and think
i have narrowed it down to a blown circut board in hard drive and have tried every different way to fix and to deal for data recovery question is can you change the circut board with out damaging drive

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Can I put in my PC Compaq Presario SR 1610NX a Hard drive Maxtor 40GB, 3.5 ? Thanks

Desktop Specs Link Motherboard Specs Link
A. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
B. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.

1. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
2. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present. (Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
3. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2 of the mother board mount firmly. (you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
4. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive. (you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
5. Power On your computer and press Delete or F2 to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10 save.
6. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
7. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management, so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.

Hopefully this information helps.
Feel free to ask, so I can clarify things.
Thank you for using FixYa.

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Wrong power supply

constact Iomege ! Tell them my HDD is not powering up . do not tell them that u did it . See if u can get replacement

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Wrong power supply used with a maxtor external hard drive

You could buy another drive with the same specs and replace the circut underneath the drive with the circut from the new drive, then try it in your new enclosure

Jun 30, 2009 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

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Can a external hard drive with a power supply issue be fixed?

the data on the drive should hopefully be safe as it sounds like it is the drive enclusure that has failed here (not the drive)

your data should be intact if the drive hasn't failed.

however to access the data is a different matter, as I am unsure how maxtor deal with this, to do it manually you would put the drive into a working enclosure or connect it to a functioning HDD adapter (for your drive type)

however to do this the drive would need to be removed from the enclosure (voiding the warranty)

hope this helps

Apr 14, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch III 300 GB Hard Drive

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Maxtor One-Touch 4 750gb power light flashes and goes out straight away.

Try to remove the drive and connect it directly to another computer.
If still doesn't spin up then most likely the board has failed.

Nov 03, 2008 | Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0...

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80 gig maxtor

change hard board or
change your cables (date & power)

Oct 27, 2008 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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External hard drive enclosure

I too purchased a Nexxtech Hard Disk Enclosure and my Vista-based computer keeps telling me to try a USB 2.0 setup...the USB's ARE 2.0...did you try the setup disk that came with your unit?...I tried on mine but still a no go...I may have to return it to Best Buy & try somrthing different.

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Problem with my external hard drive.

The HDD is corrupt.Try to re-format if you get your PC to open.
All data will be lost.
To be honest with you,I would not now trust the HDD for any critical or confidential data.

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It sounds like your USB ports just aren't putting out enough power for this device. Did the drive come with an external power supply? If so, does it work when you use the external power supply?

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